Merrill, Amy

Written by David Green.

Amy Lynn Merrill, 34, of Blissfield, Mich., died July 13, 2012, at her home. 

She was born March 19, 1979, in Toledo, Ohio, to Terry Roop and Robin Angus.  Amy was employed by Maxitrol Corporation in Blissfield. She was a member of Blissfield Baptist Church and was known as a loving mother who devoted her life to her children and her extended family. She enjoyed making people smile and was a great listener. 

Amy is survived by her father and step-mother, Terry (and Stephanie) Roop of Henderson, Col.; her mother and step-father, Robin (and David) McCowan of Morenci, Mich.; three sons, Brendan and Cameron Merrill and Blake Roop, all of Blissfield; three sisters, Jessica (and Nate) Bugbee of Adrian, Mich., Stephanie Burrow of Jasper, Mich., and Taylor Roop of Henderson, Col.; two step-brothers, Michael Lynn Attaway of Denton, Texas, and Brian (and Mandy) McCowan of Lyons, Ohio; two step-sisters, Sabrina Sawyer of Delta, Ohio, and Davina Shields of Morenci; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Lisa Gritzmaker; niece, Abbigail Michelle Gritzmaker; grandmothers, Florence (and Herb) Linke and Norma Wueller; grandfathers, Joe Angus and Robert Roop; and great-grandmother, Goldie Wueller.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Blissfield Baptist Church, with Pastor Tom Frantz officiating.  Private graveside services will follow at a later date. Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m Friday at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the Blissfield Baptist Church. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the “Merrill-Roop Benefit Fund” through the Blissfield State Bank, 204 E. Jefferson St., P.O. Box 40, Blissfield, MI  49228, or sent to the Blissfield Baptist Church in her memory.

  • Front.splash
    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
  • Front.starting
    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
  • Front.drum
    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
  • Front.art.park
    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
  • Front.train
    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2016